| Jul 13, 2010 |
ASFD Pinnacle Awards finalists announced
Boh staff
By Staff

Last month, judges met to select the finalists for the 15th Annual American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) Pinnacle Design Achievement Awards.   

“We were thrilled and gratified by the quantity and quality of entries for this year’s competition,” said Dudley Moore, chairman of ASFD’s Pinnacle Committee. “In particular, the entries in this year’s inaugural Green Leaf category were impressive,  and can only be described as really cool.”

This year's judges were Dr. Richard Bennington, High Point University; Gary Evans, Furniture Today;  Ellen Gefen, Gefen Productions;  Jim Hering, HW Home; Jackie Hirschhaut, AHFA; Sheila Long O'Mara, Home Furnishings Business; Linda Longo, Home Lighting & Accessories,  Chuck Portaro, Furnitureland South; Dianne Ray, Garden City Furniture; Max Shangle, Kendall College of Art & Design; Julie Smith, Nine Muses Media; and Ron Werner, HW Home.
 

Furniture Today Editor in chief Ray Allegrezza will serve as emcee at the Pinnacle Awards banquet during Market on October 18 when the winners will be announced.

Occasional Tables

Bird’s Nest: John T. Kolkka, ASFD for Kolkka Furniture

Colors: Berry & Clark Design Associates for Hammary

Modern Craftsman: Richard Schroeder, ASFD; Denis Kissane, ASFD Gary Hokanson for Stanley Furniture

Occasional Storage

Driftwood Bombe Chest: Glenn Yelvington for Maitland-Smith

Lexicon Chest on Stand: Shaun Melvin, ASFD for Baker Furniture

Mybar: F. Doruk Yorgancioglu, Megan Perry for Dorya

Juvenile Furniture

Lily: Matthew Hurley, ASFD for Hooker Furniture Corporation

Spectrum Collection: Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz for The Phillips Collection

Young Classics: Jena Hall, ASFD; Stephanie Lena, ASFD; Brent Camfferman for aspenhome

Casual Dining

Bungalow Baby: Jena Hall, ASFD; Stephanie Lena, ASFD; Brent Camfferman for aspenhome

Havana: Phyllis Bridgeman for Hekman Furniture

Mango Bay: Tim L. Annas, ASFD for Kincaid Furniture Co., Inc.

Formal Dining

European Legacy: Chris Bergelin, ASFD for Hekman Furniture

Ferron Court: Les Killian, Jesse Schopmeyer,ASFD;Gary Huffstetler for Broyhill Home Furnishings

Wellington Court: Chris Bergelin,  ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Century Furniture

Motion Upholstery

Paramount: Albert Choy for Moroni Inc.

Theo: Jack Lewis, ASFD; Gary VanderWood, ASFD for Palliser Furniture

WELCOME  Sofa: Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture International

Stationary Upholstery

Fairmont Lounge Chair: David Francis for David Francis Furniture

Meyer: Amy Archer for American Leather

Perou Chaise: Rene Cazares, Richard Cazares for rcfurniture

Leather Upholstery

Addison: Rick Lee for American Leather

ENSEMBLE Bed: Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture International

Lugano: Michael A. Galardo, Michael Felix Galardo, ASFD for Elite Leather Company

Accessories

Burled Bowl: Jason Phillips, ASFD for The Phillips Collection

Hand Dipped Pears: Julie Phillips for The Phillips Collection

Wave Perch:  Marty Watts for Urban Pet Haus

Lighting

Antasia: David Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD; George Chandler, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge

Arieal Lamp: Catherine Smoak, ASFD for AF Lighting

UP Lamps: Nakarin Kamseela for The Phillips Collection

Home Office

Bungalow Baby: Ken Levi, ASFD; Andy Nielsen, ASFD for aspenhome

Greenwich Street Secretary: Paul Galli, Jason Culler, Rosma Gutierrez for Bernhardt Furniture Company

Sequel Collection: Matthew Weatherly for BDI

Entertainment Centers

Great Rooms: Abigail Eaton, ASFD; Dudley Moore, Jr., ASFD, ASFD for Universal Furniture

Laredo: Mike Warren, ASFD; Shannon Lookabill for Sligh Furniture Company

STAX: Tommy McDaniel, ASFD; Scott Coley, ASFD for Bassett

Summer/Casual

Cabo Lounge Chair: Norman Coley, Bobby Gantt for Lee Industries., Inc.

South Beach: Richard Frinier, ASFD for Century Furniture

WOW: Normand Couture, ASFD for Couture Jardin

Bedroom

Hilo Collection: David Francis for David Francis Furniture

Louis XVI Bed: Clare Heyboer for Kindel Furniture Co.

Wellington Court: Chris Bergelin, ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Century Furniture

Major Collections

Forecast: Berry & Clark Design Associates for Pennsylvania House Brand

Sanctuary: Tracey Gibson for Hooker Furniture

Tribeca: Chris Bergelin, ASFD; Thad Bergelin for Century Furniture

Green Leaf Award

Bird’s Nest Cocktail: John T. Kolkka, ASFD for Kolkka Furniture

Bjorn Chair: Joe Greene, ASFD for C.R. Laine Furniture Company

Ondrian Lamps: David Kitts, ASFD; David Martin, ASFD; George Chandler, ASFD for Hubbardton Forge

Founded in 1981, ASFD is an international non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing, improving and supporting the profession of furniture design and its positive impact in the marketplace. Professional Members specialize in the design of both residential and contract furnishings and accessories.

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